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  • 101 North Tryon Street
    Suite 1900
    Charlotte, NC 28246

Dianne Chipps Bailey

Ms. Bailey’s practice is dedicated to the representation of nonprofit organizations, their senior management and volunteer leaders. She has extensive experience advising a diverse group of nonprofits in all aspects of their organization, administration and management. She has represented schools and universities, churches and other religious organizations, endowments, supporting organizations, corporate and family foundations, sports philanthropies, museums, business leagues, social clubs (including fraternal organizations), trade organizations, and a complement of charitable groups.

Ms. Bailey writes and speaks nationally on topics related to nonprofit organizations, focusing in particular on corporate governance and tax compliance. She has been engaged as an expert witness in state and federal litigation matters, providing strategic counsel and trial testimony. In addition, Ms. Bailey has guest moderated Carolina Business Review, the most widely watched broadcast program on business and public policy in the Carolinas. Ms. Bailey also has taught as an adjunct professor at Charlotte School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.

Community Involvement

  • Current Community Involvement 
    • Mecklenburg Bar Foundation; Board of Directors, 2010-present; Past President, 2015 
    • Discovery Place; Board of Trustees, 2011-present; Vice Chair, 2014-present
    • Women Executives; Board of Directors, 2010-11, 2012-present; Vice President-Membership, 2013-14
    • Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network; Board of Directors, 2013-present; National Leadership Forum 2015, Co-Chair
    • Junior League of Charlotte; Community Advisory Board, 2006-2012, 2014-present
    • North Carolina Center for Nonprofits; CEO Advisory Board, 2015-present
            • Past Community Involvement
              • Ms. Bailey previously chaired the boards of Women's Impact Fund, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, and First Presbyterian Church Diaconate, where she also served as an Elder
              • Ms. Bailey previously served on the boards of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, Mint Museum Auxiliary, and Echo Foundation
              • She also has raised funds and other support for Girls on the Run of Charlotte and Carolina Breast Friend's Pink House
              • Leadership Charlotte XXV 
              • Charlotte in 2012; Steering Committee

                          Professional Recognition

                          • Women Executives, Spirit of WE Award, 2013 
                          • North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Women of Justice Awards, Public Service Practitioner Award, 2012
                          • Charlotte Business Journal, Women in Business Achievement Award, 2011
                          • Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s “40 Under 40,” 2005 
                          • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated